Attune

Owner(s) David Povlak, Mike Scribner, Nancy Scribner, Debbie Venner, Ken Venner
Web site www.attunewines.com
 
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Attune

A small producer of Carneros Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Working with Andrew Avilar of Carneros Vineyard Management, the owners sustainably farm 8.5 acres in the Carneros AVA. The vineyard is planted solely to Pinot Noir with a field blend of clone 667 and 115.

Attune means to bring into balance or harmony.

The winemaker is Kenneth Juhasz (Auteur, Donum Estate). The Pinot Noir is whole cluster fermented, aged in new and neutral French oak for 18 months, and aged in bottle for a year before release.

Reviewed Wines

2016 Attune Carneros Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $28, 165 cases, screwcap. The beautiful bottle design should win an award - clear with embossed labelling that really shows off the pink color. Aged 5 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Pretty in moderate pink color. Highly engaging aromas of strawberry, peach, blood orange and spice. Nicely composed, with generous flavors of strawberry, watermelon, orange zest and herbs, finishing with a bright cut of acidity. Score: 90. Reviewed September 24, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 Attune Pinot Noir Rosé

12.7% alc., 140 cases, $28. Aged 5 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. · Light pinkish orange color in the glass. Well-appointed nose with aromas of apple, strawberry, watermelon and spice. Crisp, clean and flavorful, with tastes of blood orange and strawberry, finishing bright but with the slightest sense of alcoholic warmth. Score: 89. Reviewed June 18, 2016 ARTICLE »

2015 Attune Station Ranch Carneros Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 175 cases, $36. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Nicely appointed aromas of peach, white rose, spice and vanilla. Sleek in the mouth, with flavors of citrus, warm spices, honey and fresh brioche with a subtle oak note in the background. Nicely balanced with a bright, quenching finish. Score: 91. Reviewed September 24, 2017 ARTICLE »

2014 Attune Sonoma County Chardonnay

14.1% alc., 240 cases, $36. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. A comforting wine with aromas of yellow apple, honey, brown butter and brioche. Nicely appointed with flavors of lemon curd, white peach, graham and nutty oak, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a polished finish with some length. Score: 92. Reviewed June 19, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Attune Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 320 cases, $48. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose offers little fruit respite, featuring primarily aromas of oak, campfire and vanilla. Better on the mid weighted palate with a juicy core of fresh black cherry and black raspberry fruit, but the fruit is buried in heavy oak overlay. There are some good features here including a silky mouthfeel and well honed tannins as well as some finishing generosity, but the oak spoils the experience. The winery’s name, Attune, means bring into balance, but this wine doesn’t quite live up to the name. Score: 87. Reviewed September 24, 2017 ARTICLE »

2013 Attune Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 330 cases, $48. Sourced from an estate sustainably farmed 8.5-acre vineyard in Sonoma Carneros.The vineyard is planted with two Burgundian selections and Dijon clones 667 and 777. The winemaker is Kenneth Juhasz. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of blackberry jam, cassis, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and prune. A husky, mid weight plus wine with a core of very ripe black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors with a hint of prune. Notes of oak-driven dark cocoa and malt are contributory. The mouthfeel is very plush and velvety and the ruddy tannins are slightly drying. A wine fashioned in the popular “Meiomi style.” Score: 87. Reviewed June 5, 2015 ARTICLE »



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